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Which of the following best explains why the United States experienced the largest "baby boom" in its history between 1946-1964?

A

Federal and state legislation banned several types of birth control during the war years and thereafter.

B

Returning WWII vets married their girlfriends in record numbers during the period.

C

The full employment and suburban lifestyle of the era provided the means to have children.

D

Medical advances of the 1930s and 1940s had greatly decreased the infant mortality rate in the nation.

E

The U.S. government encouraged large families in order to compete with the population growth in the U.S.S.R.

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